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Paganini

05 days / 04 nights
VENICE - FLORENCE - SIENA - SAN GIMIGNANO - CHIANTI - CINQUE TERRE - FLORENCE
   
DEPARTURE Venice - Florence
DATES Daily departure from May 07 - Sep 30
TOUR TYPE Semi Escorted Multilingual Tour (French, Spanish & English)
   

   
              San Gimignano                          Florence Duomo                     Venice gondolas
   
ITINERARY  
Day 1   Venice - Florence (285 km)
    Make your own way to Venice railway station and catch your train to Florence.  On arrival make your way to your hotel.  In the afternoon you have free time to explore.
     
Day 2   Florence
   

After breakfast, free time to explore the city of Florence on your own. Overnight at hotel.  (B)

     
Day 3   Day trip to Siena/San Gimignano & Chianti (120 km)
   

Breakfast at hotel. Today you'll enjoy a full day regular tour driving south from Florence and crossing the beautiful Hills of Chianti. You will first reach San Gimignano, a picturesque, fascinating medieval town declared a World heritage Site by UNESCO and famous for its white wine, the world renowned Vernaccia. The visit is free for independent sightseeing. You will have time to wind your way through the narrow streets and to admire the relaxing landscape surrounding the village. Your day will continue to Siena, a medieval town with the suggestive Piazza del Campo famous for the Palio. Torre del Mangia. You will continue on the direction of the Duomo, one of the most fascinating Italian churches in Gothic style: you will visit its interior and the relative Piccolomini Bookshop. In the afternoon the tour will move to the Chianti area with its impressive picture-postcard landscape and, at a famous wine estate, you will taste the best Chianti red wine along with home made snacks. The tour will ends in front of Santa Maria Novella Station in Florence. Back to hotel on your own and overnight. (BL)

     
Day 4   Day trip to Cinque Terre (220 km)
   

After breakfast, reach the arranged meeting point for a whole day dedicated to the discovery of one of the most enchanting landscapes in the world. Five (cinque) villages, suspended between sea and land listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Your visit will begin at daybreak, with arrival at La Spezia, where your will take a train to Riomaggiore. The village, dating from the early thirteenth century, is known for its historic character and its wine. You will then reach Manarola Your journey will continue to Monterosso, an ancient fishing village considered "the pearl of the Cinque Terre", where you will be overcome by its enchanting beaches and lush vegetation that surround the little town. Here you will have free time to plunge into the crystal sea and to sunbathe, before taking the boat to Vernazza, a seaside town surrounding a little natural port. Lunch is included en route. In addition to comfortable clothes, we recommend to have with you a swimwear and a hat to protect you against the sun. The tour will ends in front of Santa Maria Novella Station in Florence. Back to hotel on your own and overnight. (BL)

     
Day 5   Florence
    Breakfast at your hotel.  End of Services (B)
     
 

INCLUSIONS

 

• 4 nights accommodation in downtown 4* Selected hotels • 4 breakfasts • 1 lunch • 1 wine tasting with light lunch •  Full-day excursion to San Gimignano and the Chianti Area •  Full-day excursion to Cinque Terre area • Train tickets Venice-Florence one-way with fast train in coach class

     
EXCLUSIONS
 

• Tips • Extras • Drinks at meals • Hotel city  taxes must be paid on spot • Anything not mentioned in INCLUSIONS above

     
NOTES  

For operational reasons, the order of excursions may be changed. 

     

     

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